The Writing Remedy operates according to three key principles:
Thinking and writing are interrelated and not discrete activities.
Every writer is a unique writer.
- Rewriting is as creative as writing.
Thinking and Writing
How do I know what I think until I see what I say?
— E. M. Forster
As professional writers have always known, good writing and clear thinking go hand in hand. The Writing Remedy works with you to help you to discover through your writing what it is you’re trying to say and how to say it in the best way possible.
Every Writer is a Unique Writer
Each writer brings to the table, if she will let herself, something that no one else in the history of time has ever had.
— Anna Quindlen
Writing is like a fingerprint: the writer you are is as unique as you. Your tutor will work with you to bring out your unique strengths and talents as a writer, helping you to become the uniquely capable writer you are and to express who you are in your writing.
Writing and Rewriting: A popular misconception
As you continue writing and rewriting, you begin to see possibilities you hadn't seen before. Writing… is always a process of discovery.
— Robert Hayden
To most people writing is creative and fun,
and rewriting is drudgery.
Your tutor will work with you, one-to-one, to develop the skills that go into the art of rewriting. Through this collaborative process, in which every draft improves on the one before, you will come to see that rewriting is not a dry, rote, mechanical activity, but a deeply creative aspect of writing itself, the place where the real writing—and much of the fun, originality, and artistry—happens!